A brief history
Growing Liquid Logistics from a humble idea has been an adventure. Fresh out of university Sam Sutton and Rich Pearsall decided to follow their passion rather than their heads and stumbled through their first few years out of an old military hut on Beaulieu River in the New Forest.
12 years on and we are still enjoying our adventure and are proud that other keen paddlers have been able to join the fun. We’ve been blessed over the years with an abundance of talent and inspiration that has grown our idea into a leading paddle sports company
Based in the heart of The New Forest, we run coaching, courses and paddling trips throughout the UK. With our support, you’ll enjoy feeling safe, whilst learning to paddle. We use a range of stunning locations, suited to your skills and aspirations.
Meet The Team
I joined the team in 2011 and spend most of my time working with the Liquid Logistics clients and managing the New Forest Activities team! I love to spend my time coaching paddlers out in dynamic environments and playing in the rocks!
As a nature lover I adore spending time exploring and bird watching in a canoe or sea kayak! I’m a keen forager and will happily share some camp fire cooking tips with you. For extra thrills I also enjoy White Water rafting when I can!
Surf Kayaking and Canoeing is where I love to spend my time when out on the water. Nothing beats a day out on the water showing like minded paddlers the beauty of the paddlesports world.
Having started as a customer 6 years ago, I joined the team and rose quickly through the ranks! My passion is the expedition-style of paddling and supporting new paddlers out on the water. Aside from the Dorset coast, exploring the Greek coastline is one of my personal favourites!
In 2003, our university dream started to become reality and we’ve been living it ever since. I love the expression of nature and The New Forest demonstrates this beautifully. Wild spaces, wild animals and ancient trees, you can really sense our connection to the past and witness how we’re shaping our future. It’s great to be part of something bigger than yourself!
Starting and running Liquid Logistics has been a great adventure. Its a pleasure to meet new people who share a love of the great outdoors. I became hooked on Paddling at university and still find it an exciting and challenging sport. I am very proud of what we have built over our first 10 years and know there will be a lot more excitement over the next 10.
National Park Activities
Being part of the National Park Activities group means we can provide opportunties to explore areas all over the UK and be supported by an awesome group of activities and office crew!
Where Are We?
Our base of operations is on the Beaulieu River in the heart of The New Forest and we primarily operate across the Hampshire and Dorset coastline. The Beaulieu tidal estuary stretches 8km from the beautiful Beaulieu village to the sea. We are 1 hour from the M25 in good traffic and have all the hospitality in the local area for any budget. We use the river with the permission of the Montagu Family and Natural England. Liquid Logistics are one of the very few companies in the UK to have permission to operate inside a SSSI area.
There are an abundance of hotels, guest houses, B & B’s and camp-sites in our local area. they do book up quickly in the summer months. To find out availability and make a booking we have a great accommodation website run by New Forest Tourism. Find accommodation in the New Forest, Hampshire. If you join in on a course in Dorset we recommend you stay around Corfe Castle and Swanage.
Your course may take place at another venue so it is very important to make sure you read your course pack to arrive in the right place.